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Hugh in Kabul.

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Eddie Mair | 16:55 UK time, Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Last night Hugh reported from Kabul. Here are some of his photos and words to go with it..starting with the "little boy who works as a minibus caller:


Samiullah, aged 10 and a half. He does his homework early in the morning, works as a taxi caller (shouting out the destinations of the minibuses) from 9am to 1pm, and then goes to school until four in the afternoon. He told me he gets 100 Afghanis a day - about $2. A oaf of flat Afghan bread costs 8 Afghanis, an apple costs 10.


Cry the rugged country. Kabul from a hotel in a compound on a hillside near the city.


Running the gauntlet of Kabul's traffic.

An antique dealer on his balcony in Chicken Street. Some of the jewellers say business is good - but only if they set up stalls in military bases and sell to ISAF personnel.

City Centre.

Wazir Akbar Khan suburb.

City centre


Reconstruction! Too little, and much too late, most people tell me.

Surreal billboard overlooking the city

Sunlight through an old Kabul door".


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